Is it legal to save data about private rooftop terraces in a Open Data set? I mean: location, characteristics, etc.

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    It really depends on a lot of factors. The most important thing is probably the laws in your country, province/state, and municipality. Commented Dec 28, 2016 at 13:41
  • :) Thanks for your response! How would you search for this information in your country? Do you know where find it? Thanks a lot in advance!!
    – user14831
    Commented Dec 28, 2016 at 14:01
  • even if it is legal, think about the ethics here. people have a right to privacy.
    – albert
    Commented Dec 31, 2016 at 5:48

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In Australia, a federal government agency (PSMA) has created a for-cost dataset called Geoscape that calculates information on private rooftops: specifically roof heights and materials.

I wanted to post this as an answer to show a precedent for private rooftop characteristics and locations, albeit for a cost.

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